Monday, 06 August 2018 07:40

Appalachian State Men's Tennis Adds Bijsterbosch to Roster

Appalachian State University men's tennis head coach Craig Schwartz continues to add talent to the Mountaineers, as he added his second signee to the program. 

After signing Zion Heaven as his first commitment, the first-year head coach will bring in Lars Bijsterbosch, a transfer from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Bijsterbosch will be eligible for the 2018-19 season, joining seven returning letterwinners that helped App net a third straight winning season and a Sun Belt Tournament win.

The 5-11 transfer from Meppel,The Netherlands spent one season with Texas A&M CC, where he posted a 2-3 mark in singles and a 2-1 showing in doubles play. He helped the Islanders post a stellar 20-9 record last season. He's rated a 12 in doubles and 11 in singles according to Universaltennis.com (UTR). He enjoyed a successful high school career, as he was ranked as high as 29th in the senior level. He also won a championship at the Masters District Overijssel and advanced to six semifinals at senior star tournaments.

"We are excited that Lars has decided to become a Mountaineer," coach Schwartz said. "I believe his work ethic and all-around court game should help him make an immediate impact in the singles and doubles lineup."

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